UK Box Office 2018 Roundup

The UK box office fell by £2million in 2018 when compared to the results of 2017 according to the UK Cinema Association, earning £1.277billion overall for the calendar year. This is despite admission numbers reportedly being on course to reach a forty year high.

The menial difference in overall box office accumulation and the huge increase in admissions indicates a downward trend for ticket prices in the region this past year, with the subscription ticket services being popularised by the region’s most prominent cinema chains being a key factor.

The overall number of admissions is expected to be between 170 and 180 million in spite of the hit the box office usually takes during years of major football tournaments (in 2018 that was the FIFA World Cup).

The highest earning films in the region for 2018 were as follows:

  1. Avengers: Infinity War – £70.2million
  2. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! – £65.6million
  3. Incredibles II – £55.9million
  4. Black Panther – £50.4million
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody – £47.2million

Other films to pass the £40million mark were Peter Rabbit and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, while there were strong performances for unexpected box office hits Darkest Hour and A Star Is Born.

Avengers: Infinity War managed to break the top 10 highest grossing films of all time in the region with its total, while Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! became the 14th highest grossing film of all time during its run.

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